Rampo Edogawa and psychoanalysis: On his paper "Secret passion of J. A. Symonds (1st)"
John Addington Symonds
Rampo Edogawa’s a paper "Secret Passion of J. A. Symonds-1st-"(1993) has been considered by this article. His papers were published over 4 times, but it had ended incompletely. The first time carrying part of the papers in the 4-time-series is made a subject of research this time. His papers were published by a "Psychoanalysis" magazine originally. This magazine was the scientific journal that Tokyo Psychoanalysis Science Research Center had been issued. Mr. Kenji Otsuki who had a pioneer of psychoanalysis in our country by himself was supervising the research center. When a theme is narrowed down to "Greek Love", "homosexuality", and "paiderastia, or boy-love", the "analysis on John Addington Symonds" of the Rampo’s paper(1st) was very sharp and excellent. But, when from the view point of psychoanalyzing it, I said it was insufficient. Then, I will try re-interpretation of three dreams that Symonds saw. In the case, comparison of Plato’s "carriage of two building" is quoted.
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